Motta: 'Costa Rica like a Final'
Thiago Motta appreciates Italy’s new dual playmaker system and is ready to replace Marco Verratti against Costa Rica.
Thiago Motta: 'I feel Italian'
Thiago Motta insists he has no regrets about choosing to play for Italy rather than Brazil. “I feel Italian.”
Barzagli injury scare
There are rumours emerging from the Italy camp that Andrea Barzagli will miss the game with Costa Rica.
Prandelli keeps Costa Rica guessing
Gigi Buffon and Mattia De Sciglio trained with the full team, as Italy fly out tomorrow morning to face Costa Rica.
Keane is De Rossi’s idol
Daniele De Rossi has revealed his idol as a youngster was always former Manchester United player Roy Keane.
De Rossi: Azzurri getting closer
Daniele De Rossi believes Italy are getting closer to being at the level of world champions Spain.
Amelia: Balo has everything
Outgoing Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia says Mario Balotelli has impressed him at the World Cup and can do anything.
Italy-Costa Rica referee announced
The referee for Italy’s World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday has been confirmed as Chile’s Enrique Osses.
Del Piero: Don’t pressure Italy
Alessandro Del Piero is encouraged by Italy’s start to the World Cup, but warns against placing expectation on the squad.
Italy adjust training, diet
Italy have adjusted their training schedule and diet as part of preparations for earlier World Cup kick-offs with Costa Rica and Uruguay.
Castellacci: Buffon a true champion
Italy team doctor Enrico Castellacci has praised Gigi Buffon for his positive attitude to his recent injury issue.
Italy changes for Costa Rica?
Italy could make three changes to the side that beat England when facing Costa Rica on Friday and move Matteo Darmian.
DDR: 'No expiry date in sight'
Daniele De Rossi commented on the end-date for his Azzurri career and revealed a hidden social media presence.
De Rossi: 'Healthy fear of Costa Rica'
Daniele De Rossi said Italy should have “a healthy fear” going into their clash with Costa Rica, as he’s familiar with Recife.
De Rossi defines Italy midfield
Daniele De Rossi insisted he is “not irreplaceable” in the Italy squad and described their “complementary” midfield.
Giaccherini on Roma and Italy
Emanuele Giaccherini says he is happy in England but hinted today that he may be open to a move to Roma this summer.
Report: Everton bid for Cerci rejected
It is reported that Torino have rejected a bid by Everton to sign the club’s forward Alessio Cerci.
Sirigu: I’d never have thought it
Salvatore Sirigu admits he would never have expected to have played in a World Cup match this time four years ago.
‘Only 10 clubs could buy Balo’
Mario Balotelli’s agent says only 10 clubs at the most would be able to afford to sign his client.
Buffon and De Sciglio back training
Gigi Buffon and Mattia De Sciglio are back training for Italy today as they continue their preparations for their World Cup match against Costa Rica.
Agent: No Aquilani talks
Alberto Aquilani’s agent says there are no new developments regarding his client’s current contract situation at Fiorentina.
Suarez declares himself '100% fit'
Luis Suarez has declared himself ‘100 per cent fit’ to face England in Sao Paulo on Thursday evening.
'We have some quality individuals'
Paolo Maldini has praised the Italy squad for this summer’s World Cup, picking out several individuals for commendation.
Maldini: Italy giving their all
Paolo Maldini was pleased with Italy’s performance against England last Saturday, but the former defender insists there is still more to come.
Balo: Why always me?
Mario Balotelli again showed his humorous side by taking a picture of a World Cup sticker album with his face in the place of every Italy player.
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